After a fruitful first fifteen months uncovering quality music from around the globe and across the musical spectrum (all the way from deep house to nu disco), London upstarts Nang mark the beginning of a summer they'll be spending in some of Europe's more evocative spots (mainly Hackney Wick) with a collection of elegantly pulsing, occasionally synapse stroking tunes for the mind, body and soul.
Things get off to a literal start as Max Essa's 'Back to the Beach' floats in on a sunny cloud of Balearic riffs and neat basslines and Scandinavian head, Dolle Jolle, keeps things thematic with the classy 'Balearic Incarnation' before newly arrived premier league player, Tensnake, takes the mix on a bit of a detour with the Chigago flavours of the awesome 'Holding Back (My Love)'.
From then on a deep and groovy enveloping feel, central to any proper beach disco session, remains but different musical angles are explored throughout. Red Rack'em gets his chunky Detroit inspired funk on, Todd Terje turns Chaz Jankel's 'Glad to Know You' into a piano driven treat and Bogdan Irkuk brings Eastern European machine funk to the party.
The Diaphanoids provide the kind of sparkling, chugging, spacey backdrop that makes such perfect sense under the stars on balmy nights and A Mountain Of One close the party in the dunes in the way bearded guardians of the Balearic flame should - sounding like an epic, blissed out Floyd drifting away over the embers of the dying fire, another summers day and night lived to the full.
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01. Written and Produced by M Bruce. Published by Air State Music. (P) Bearfunk 2009. 02. Written & Produced by J.G.S. Knutsen. Published by Copyright Control. (P) 2008 Permanent Vaction. 03. Written by Marco Niemerski. Published by Copyright Control. (P) 2009 Running Back. 04. Written and Produced by Daniel Berman. Published by Copyright Control. (P) 2009 Tirk Records. 05. Written by Ian Dury and Chaz Jankel. Published by Warner Chappel / Heathwave Music. (P) 2009 Tirk Records. 06. Composed by Didier Marouani. Published by Dharma Songs / Bastien Music. Produced by Jean-Philippe Illiesco. (P) 2009 Nang Records. 07. Written and Produced by Sugardaddy. Published by Copyright Control. (P) 2010 Tirk Records. 08. Written & Produced by Sare Havlicek. Vocals by Robi Pikl. Published by Dharma Songs. (P) 2009 Nang Records. 09. Written and Produced by Andrea Bellentani and Marco Maccari. Published by Copyright Control. (P) Bearfunk 2008. 10. Written and Produced by Igor Skafar & Jure Plestenjak. Published by Dharma Songs. (P) 2010 Nang Records. 11. Written by Bogdan Irkuk. Published by Copyright Control. Released on Rollerboys Recordings 003: The Coastal Ep. www.b-u-l-g-a-r-i.biz. 12. Written and Produced by Dan Judd. Published by Airbrush Dragon. (P) 2010 Tirk Records. 13. Written by Paul Murphy & Ben Smith. Produced & Mixed by Paul Murphy. Extra guitar by Dave Noble. (P) 2007 Claremont 56 - www.claremont56.com. 14. Written & Produced by A Mountain Of One. Published by Copyright Control. (P) 2009 10 Worlds.
Compiled and Mixed by DJs In The Sky
Mastered by Eugene at Retreat Media
(P) &(C) 2010 Nang Records